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Frank H.

Cedar Rapids, IA

$100/hour

I can help you with all of your High School or College Math needs.

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Iowa State University
Mathematics
Iowa State University
Master's
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Iowa State University (Mathematics)

Iowa State University (Master's)

Iowa State University (PhD)

About Frank

I know I can help you succeed in math.

I'm an experienced mathematician and a former college math professor who really knows how to help students learn and understand math. I also have many years of experience applying mathematics in government and private industries.

Here is a review from one of my Finite Math students: "Dr. H. uses all techniques of teaching, which is helpful. He is so understanding and nice, that students feel free to go to his office for help. One of the Best teachers I've EVER had! He really cares and wants us to learn and understand and do well!"

I really do understand the difficulties that students have in learning math. I know how to go at the right pace, and I give clear explanations. I will listen to your questions and concerns. Students should feel comfortable asking any questions about the material that they think will help them. Even when I was teaching formal classes, I worked hard to be interactive with students and to create a comfortable atmosphere in the classroom. I do the same in tutoring.

I have taught undergraduate mathematics at universities and community colleges for 14 years, including 6 years of teaching at Iowa State University.
I also have tutored high school students preparing for the SAT exams in math for Huntington Learning Center and Sylvan Learning.
I tutored math for 5th, 6th, and 7th graders at Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.
I also tutored math and philosophy for Iowa State University's Tutoring Office.
While I was a college senior, I worked as a tutor in the ISU Math Department's "Math Help Room"

Because I have taught such a broad selection of math classes, I often can very quickly identify the problem that a student is having, and I can get right to the heart of the problem with a simple, straightforward explanation or an example that can really help the student.

I will make sure that I provide you with the math help you need.
I know I can help you succeed in math.

I'm an experienced mathematician and a former college math professor who really knows how to help students learn and understand math. I also have many years of experience applying mathematics in government and private industries.

Here is a review from one of my Finite Math students: "Dr.
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The Default Hourly Rate is for online tutoring. For in-person tutoring (public places) my Hourly Rate is $120/hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
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- Shiraz, Plano, TX on 11/1/15
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ACT English

I'm a mathematician and former math professor. I include ACT English as a tutoring subject partly to go along with ACT Math. I actually started college majoring in Journalism and English, after I was recruited by the journalism department. They recruited me on the basis of my ACT English score and my Freshman College English CLEP Exam score. So I can help you with both ACT Math and ACT English, if this is what you're seeking in a tutor.

ACT Math

Aside from my experience as a math professor, I have worked as a trainer for two different, nationally-known ACT/SAT tutoring businesses. Aside from helping students to understand the math content for these tests, it's also important to improve test-taking strategies. I can help you with this.

ACT Reading

I'm a mathematician and former math professor. I include ACT Reading as a tutoring subject partly to go along with ACT Math. I actually started college majoring in Journalism and English, after I was recruited by the journalism department. They recruited me on the basis of my ACT English score and my Freshman College English CLEP Exam score. So I can help you with both ACT Math and ACT Reading, if this is what you're seeking in a tutor.

ACT Science

I'm a mathematician and former math professor with a strong science background. Aside from helping students to understand the science content for these tests, it's also important to improve test-taking strategies. I can help you with this.

Algebra 1

I have taught this material many times in a community college setting. A specialty of mine is helping students with "story problems". I've developed some terrific approaches to helping students grasp this type of math problem. I will be able to help you, too.

Algebra 2

I have taught this material many times in a community college setting. A specialty of mine is helping students with "story problems". I've developed some terrific approaches to helping students grasp this type of math problem. I will be able to help you, too.

Astronomy

I taught college astronomy for two years. This was an introductory course in astronomy for non-science majors. I also have been a lifelong astronomy enthusiast. My main subject is mathematics, in which I have a PhD, and many years of teaching experience. This can be helpful in astronomy. Many of the difficulties in astronomy are related to the mathematics involved: gravity equations, the equations relating stellar temperature and brightness, and so on. I've found ways to make these notions clearer and easier for students.

Calculus

I have taught all levels of undergraduate college calculus many times. Also, I frequently apply it in the workplace. I know how to help students through the tough spots.

Differential Equations

I have taught ordinary differential equations classes many times at a university for engineering students. I can teach and tutor the methods for solving linear (homogeneous and non-homogeneous) and non-linear first and second order DEqs using methods such as the separation of variables method, variation of parameters, reduction of order, method of undetermined coefficients. I can also teach and tutor Laplace transforms.

Discrete Math

I have taught discrete math a great many times as a college faculty member. At Iowa State University, I served as course supervisor for their "mathematics for the business and social sciences" course, which included the classic topic sequence of Linear systems of equations, basic matrix algebra, Leonteif models, Linear programming (optimization of linear functions subject to linear inequality constraints) the simplex method, the dual method, counting problems, combinatorics, probability, up through Bayes' theorem and Markov Chains.

Finite Math

I am a PhD mathematician and former mathematics professor. I have served as the course supervisor for Finite Math at a large state university, and have taught this course many times. I know how to explain this material in ways that make sense to students. I'd enjoy helping you with Finite Math.

Geometry

I'm a mathematician with many years of experience teaching mathematics. One of the biggest challenges in the high school geometry course is the writing of "proofs". I've developed many approaches to helping students with this.

GMAT

I'm a PhD mathematician with many years of teaching experience. Also I have worked as a trainer for two different, nationally-known test-preparation businesses. Aside from helping students to understand the math content for The GMAT, it's also important to improve test-taking strategies. I can help you with this.

Linear Algebra

I have taught all of this material before in university classes -- everything from simple systems of linear equations and matrix operations, up through topics appropriate for junior and senior engineering majors -- rank and nullity of matrices and linear transformations, change-of-basis formulas,linear dependence and independence of sets of vectors,the span of a set of vectors, orthonormal matrices, projection matrices, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, generalized eigenvectors and Jordan Cannonical forms.

I forgot to mention under the topic of differential equations that I have also taught the use of eigenvalues and eigenfunctions to solve systems of constant-coefficient (linear) differential equations.

I have used much of this material professionally in my work on GPS for a communications company.

Logic

I'm a PhD mathematician with many years of experience teaching college math, including Logic. I have helped many students with this material, and I'd enjoy having the opportunity to help you.

Prealgebra

I have taught this material many times to students ranging in age from 10 to adult. A specialty of mine is helping students with "story problems". I've developed some terrific approaches to helping students grasp this type of math problem. I will be able to help you, too.

Precalculus

"Precalculus" can include a wide variety of topics. I have taught all of these topics many times in a college setting. I can help you get through this material.

Probability

Probability was a big part of the first college course I taught 30 years ago. Most courses featuring Probability also include the "counting problems" such as those involving permutations and combinations. I have taught this many times and I've developed many tools which help students to master this material. I also use this material routinely in my work in industry.

Proofreading

I can help you improve the grammar and "flow" of your written work.
I have extensive experience in writing and proofreading papers and documents in academia and in industry.
I actually started college majoring in Journalism and English, after I was recruited by the journalism department on the basis of my ACT English score and my Freshman College English CLEP Exam score.

SAT Math

Aside from my experience as a math professor, I have worked as a trainer for two different, nationally-known ACT/SAT tutoring businesses. Aside from helping students to understand the math content for these tests, it's also important to improve test-taking strategies. I can help you with this.

Statistics

I have taught college statistics (Freshman level) for several years. I frequently apply statistical analysis in my work in the communications industry. Beyond knowing "the formulas", it's especially important in statistics to get a feeling for why we use one statistical method rather than another. I know how to convey these things to students.

Trigonometry

As a former mathematics professor, I have taught both college and high-school-level Trigonometry many times. I have also routinely used this material in the workplace. In my years of experience I've found many ways to help students over the rough spots.

Iowa State University
Mathematics
Iowa State University
Master's
Iowa State University
PhD

Education

Iowa State University (Mathematics)

Iowa State University (Master's)

Iowa State University (PhD)

Awesome Teacher

he taught me how to determine differences in Major axis horizontal/ Vertical and how to use given informations like foci , vertices etc to find the standard form equations and vice versa.

— Shiraz, Plano, TX on 11/1/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $100.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

The Default Hourly Rate is for online tutoring. For in-person tutoring (public places) my Hourly Rate is $120/hour.

Travel policy

Frank will travel within 30 miles of Cedar Rapids, IA 52405.